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(Jiyugaoka - Cafe). 3718-4203
This charming little cafe occupies a traditional Japanese garden on a quiet Jiyugaoka side street. The menu offers green tea, coffee, and traditional Japanese sweets. Note the early closing time (6:30pm).
Jiyugaoka 1-24-23. Open 11am-6:30pm. Closed Wednesdays.
Another entry in the wave of serious new coffee shops in Tokyo, with great espresso and drip coffee and friendly service. There's ample seating for five people at the shop's two and a half tables, and both coffee and beans are ready to take away. [See FULL REVIEW
Okusawa 5-1-4. Open 9am-7pm. Closed Tuesdays.
(Jiyugaoka - Wine bar). 3718-6448
There's a bar menu of simple pastas, terrines and salads, plus a more elaborate French menu if you want a full meal. Wines range from Y3,800-32,000, with eight served by the glass.
Jiyugaoka 1-25-3. Open noon-3, 6-10:30pm (LO). Closed Mondays.
(Jiyugaoka - Sushi). 5731-3211
Reliable budget sushi from the popular Zanmai chain, and a welcome addition to the late-night dining options in Jiyugaoka.
A branch of one of Tokyo's best kushiage chains. (Kushiage is deep-fried meat, seafood and vegetable morsels served on skewers.)
Jiyugaoka 1-13-10, Yamada Bldg. 3F. Open 5-9:30pm daily.
(Jiyugaoka - Rabbit cafe). 3725-2240
The larger of the two branches of this popular rabbit cafe, Ra.a.g.f Jiyugaoka has around two dozen rabbits of various breeds for visitors to play with and feed. Seating is on cushions on the floor, at tiny tables in two separate play areas. Usually two to four rabbits are running around loose at any given time, and you can choose the rabbits you want to play with, although some might be "on a break" and therefore not available. [See FULL REVIEW
Mashed potatoes topped with pasta-style cream sauces - that's the rather unique offering at this tiny food stand. There are five choices of sauce, in variations like seasonal-vegetable curry and turnip-chicken-gorgonzola. Each order is Y550. [See FULL REVIEW
Jiyugaoka 1-25-2. Open 11:30am-8pm. Closed Wednesdays.
This Jiyugaoka whiskey specialist boasts an astounding list (around 800 varieties), with new bottles arriving almost daily. The bar also features a different "guest beer" on tap weekly. Old-fashioned favorites like shepherd's pie and haggis are available in addition to less traditional items like Tuscan sausage and anchovies with celery. Budget around Y8000.
Jiyugaoka 1-26-9, Mikasa Bldg. 5F. Open 6pm-2am. Closed Tuesdays.
(Jiyugaoka - Middle Eastern). 5701-0012
A charming little shop serving Persian and Turkish cuisine, including various kebabs, at reasonable prices. Open all afternoon.
Jiyugaoka 1-28-8, Jiyugaoka Depaato 2F. Open 11am-9:30pm (LO). Closed Wednesdays.
(Jiyugaoka - Hungarian). 3717-4790
Hungarian cooking; full-course dinners are Y3000-5000.
Jiyugaoka 1-28-8, Jiyugaoka Depaato 3F. Open 11:30am-2, 5:30-10pm. Closed Wednesdays.
The Jiyugaoka branch of a popular Kichijoji chicken specialty shop.
The flagship for Aeon Liquor's craft-beer sales, the Jiyugaoka branch of this nationwide chain offers an impressive selection of both bottled and canned imported beers. They also host a number of tasting events throughout the year. [See FULL REVIEW
(Jiyugaoka - Japanese). 5731-8251
Good, healthy cooking based on organic vegetables and high-quality seasonal ingredients. The menu ranges from vegetable sushi on brown rice to parma ham and rucola pizzas; they also serve a number of gourmet pork dishes. Budget around Y4500 at dinnertime.
Jiyugaoka 2-8-20. Open 11am-5, 5-9pm (LO) daily.
This basement bar and live-music spot offers a menu of Cajun-style dishes, including gumbos and jambalaya.